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Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble will present a lavish polychoral concert of music by Venetian masters Claudio Monteverdi, Andrea Gabrieli and Giovanni Gabrieli. Other composers include Cipriano de Rore, Alessandro Grandi and Adrien Willaert, all considered avant garde in their time.
Jouyssance usually performs a cappella, or without instrumental accompaniment. This concert, funded in part by grants from the Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Dept. of Arts and Culture, will feature “period” or authentic instruments from the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. These include violas da gamba, sackbuts (early trombones) and cornettos. Considered early “brass” instruments, cornettos have a curved wooden body wrapped in leather with a trumpet-like mouthpiece.
The June 12 concert will be held at 4 p.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena. Tickets are available in advance or at the door, at $25 (General Admission), $20 (Seniors/SCEMS members) or free for all students with I.D. All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 and wear a mask while inside the venue.
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